Editors Liked

  • Engaging storyline, lighting & particle effects
  • Zero-G segments go from boring to awesome
  • Improved weapon balance
  • Controls fine tuned to perfection
  • 10-12 hours playtime
  • Fixes all flaws of predecessor
  • Advanced breadcrumbs replace confusing map system
  • Heightened action, amazing sound design, and great PC integration
  • Campaign starts strong and ends strong
  • Dismembering necromorphs is as thrilling as ever
  • Wonderfully atmospheric visuals and sound design
  • Exhilarating multiplayer
  • Keeps the setting, horror, and unique weapons from the first game
  • Retains the sense of isolation even though Isaac speaks and has a face
  • Call-backs to the original game are well thought out and effective

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lackluster multiplayer
  • Blood and some textures still look underwhelming
  • Some 'act or die' sequences get repetitive
  • No significant gameplay advances over the first game
  • Singleplayer falls into predictable rhythm for a while
  • Some dull objectives
  • If you don't like tense games, you should probably leave this one
  • The voice of a certain "character" can be too distorted / garbled to be understood
  • The storytelling is linear, and many questions are still left unanswered